First, humans are all we got. Humans have been successfully co-operating with each other for 10,000 years. About 1896, humans began to manage and engineer their environment. Therefore by this year, 2012, every thing we touch is both sterile and barren. Our engineered environment now require its producer(s) to manage, monitor, and control it.
Second our engineered surroundings means we must be trained and experience to maintain our sterile and barren environment.
Third we today, 2012, ask the people over the next hill, may we help you improve and perfect your engineered surroundings.